March 29th, 2007

Virgin rail over Easter

I received the following from Virgin, which may influence some people's tarvel plans:

During the Easter holiday from Good Friday 6 April until Tuesday 10 April Network Rail will be continuing work to complete the upgrade of the West Coast Main Line in readiness for faster and more frequent Virgin West Coast services from December 2008. Coach shuttle services will replace Virgin West Coast and Virgin CrossCountry trains for parts of their journeys in some areas, and some trains will be diverted. Although journey times will be unavoidably increased, every effort will be made to minimise inconvenience to customers.

>From Good Friday 6 until Easter Monday 9 April inclusive, major engineering work at Rugby will prevent trains from running from the Midlands and north into London Euston and the West Coast route will also be affected by other engineering work at Wolverhampton and Glasgow. Work on the Midland Main Line will reduce services into and out of London St Pancras on Easter Sunday 8 and Easter Monday 9 April.

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Most altered train times are now confirmed and trains are open for reservation. Customers are advised to check Easter holiday travel details in advance with National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50, or at

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